As Brady approached the kindergartener sprawled across the ground, she noticed he was in distress. Unable to breathe, a look of panic washed across his face.
Brady then swooped down on her knees and got right behind the boy. After a pair of abdominal thrusts, the piece of food that was choking the boy sprang from his mouth. He immediately began breathing and his frightened mother was soon at ease.
On working as a school nurse:
“After 17 years of nothing but hospital nursing, I wondered if I would enjoy it. But once I got in there and got my feet wet, I realized that was where I exactly wanted to be, and I fell in love with it immediately. …The children are just so appreciative with their pleases and thank-yous. And I’m able to give them just a little bit of t.l.c. to make things better. …Our school principal knows I have almost 20 years of nursing experience and just kind of trusts my judgement. So it’s wonderful to have that kind of autonomy on the job.”